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New Date: September 5, 2020
To Our TRI Clear Lake Athletes,
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, we are writing to provide an update on TRI Clear Lake Triathlon, which was scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2020 in Clear Lake, IA. Please know that the health, safety and well-being of you and the community at large is our highest priority, and as a special event with a Clear Lake/Cerro Gordo County permit, we are required to abide by their policies.
The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce/TRI Clear Lake Committee has been coordinating with USA Triathlon and closely monitoring critical developments in recent weeks, including a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States as well as the State of Iowa.
Our goal is to make sure you can still race in TRI Clear Lake Triathlon so we have been working with our local officials to secure a new date this year to hold the event. The NEW date for TRI Clear Lake 2020 will be Saturday, September 5th. We also are providing a Virtual option if you are unable to attend this years date. If neither options work for you we will also be able to transfer your registration to our date for 2021 which is May 29th.
We know that this news is disappointing to you, just as disappointing to us. Our committee has poured our hearts and souls, as well as countless hours, into making TRI Clear Lake 2020 the best race ever, and postponing is never an easy decision to make. We also understand the hours you have dedicated to training for this race, so please know that this postponement was made with the safety of the entire community in mind, including Clear Lake‘s most vulnerable populations, and ultimately, the decision was not ours to make. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this unprecedented time.
Have you ever been to Clear Lake over Labor Day weekend? Well, you’re in for a treat! As Labor Day signifies the official end of summer, it’s the best time to pack in an extended weekend of lake-time fun with your friends and family. Rent a boat, spend an afternoon on one of our fine beaches, take a cruise aboard the Lady of the Lake. Our restaurants boast some of the finest cuisine in North Iowa. It’s the perfect opportunity for a picnic in the park, or a sunset stroll along the seawall.
And, being a hub of bustle and activity, there will be plenty of organized activities for your enjoyment. The annual Antiques in the Square event, and a 3-day Trop Rock concert at the legendary Surf Ballroom, are just a few.
Sincerely, Carrie Tysdahl, Jake Kopriva, Trish Fundermann - TRI Clear Lake Race Directors
Additional race information can be found at http://www.triclearlakeia.com.
The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 4th Annual TRI Clear Lake Triathlon sanctioned by USA Triathlon on September 5th (New 2020 Date). NEW FOR 2020 IS THE ADDITION OF AN OLYMPIC DISTANCE RACE! The scenic course will commence at State Park Beach; the flat & fast 1 or 2-loop bike course guides athletes out and back along South Shore Drive through the prairie and windmills south of Clear Lake. The race is capped off with a 3.1 or 6.2 mile run on South Shore drive along beautiful Clear Lake heading north to the lakeside finish in City Park downtown.
This is the perfect race for beginners, or for experienced triathletes alike looking for a great tune-up race for Ironman 70.3 Des Moines! Clear Lake a beautiful tourist destination conveniently located on I 35 2 hours North of Des Moines & 2 hours South of Minneapolis. At the completion of the race, you will experience a high-energy lakefront finisher party, complete with music, food & beverages!
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